What the Supreme Court ordered on 7/5/2015 was interim relief payable by LIC to the respondent pensioners and what LIC actually paid turned out to be an unidentified relief to the eagerly and desperately waiting pre-August 1997 retirees.
I had an occasion today to talk to a retired ADM from Mysore who retired as an ADM on 31/8/1992 on the maximum of scale of Rs 5050/- and consequently placed at the Basic Pension of Rs 2525/- w.e.f 1st November 1993.He has been fortunate enough to receive an unidentified relief amount of Rs13431/- from LIC albeit a pittance.
Only a few days ago, another close friend of mine from Chennai,who is also a retired ADM (w.e.f 31/1/1993) similarly placed on the maximum of scale of Rs 5050/- and consequently placed at the Basic Pension of Rs 2525/- w.e.f 1stNovember 1993 informed me that he received an unidentified relief of Rs 17581/-
Both the retired officers with identical Basic Pensions have received different amounts from LIC. Both the officers belong to the M C Jain category still waiting for the benefits that have been ordered by the Jaipur Bench of Rajasthan High Court to be paid by LIC.
As a result of this disparity in payment to identically placed retiree officers, one who got less may be hoping that he will get something more towards this unidentified relief and the other may be worried whether there may be a recovery from his pension next month towards excess payment of the unidentified relief.
I never knew that pittances will ,after all ,make a difference which they have literally done!
C H Mahadevan